About Chosen Infertility Group

At Chosen Infertility, our mission is to support, educate, and build a safe community for those within any part of the infertility journey. 

With an ever evolving network, the Chosen Team has linked arms with professionals, businesses, and organizations in the Metro Detroit area to provide greater resources that benefit our community battling infertility. Closing the gap, we aim to provide trusted referrals in areas such as acupuncture, dietetics, and psychotherapy to help supplement their infertility treatment. 

Support Socials are held monthly via Zoom and often feature guest speakers to share their journey, advice or additional information in a given topic or category. Additional support provided by a licensed therapist in many of our Support Socials can be a great gateway to individual therapy. 

Leadership Team

Lauren Clements – Founder & President

 

With the birth of IVF twin girls, Lauren has continued her journey in the infertility community by supporting, educating and providing assistance to those on the same endeavor. Working closely with other infertility specific professionals, Lauren has carefully orchestrated Chosen bearing in mind all aspects of which greater focus can be of benefit along with treatment.  

Lauren hosts monthly support socials and connects individuals on similar paths. She also directs, organizes and designs fundraising events in which proceeds fund the ‘Chosen Grant’ for those financially in need with the next steps in their treatment. 

Along with her daughters, Lauren resides in Walled Lake with her husband and puppy dog Posh. She is a MSU Spartan Alumni with a Bachelors in Retailing and Sales Communication and is operationally proficient in the dental industry. A prior athlete, Lauren is also currently a professional figure skating instructor at Novi Ice Arena.

 

Justin Clements – Co-Founder

 

Justin has spent the last 10 years in multi-unit dental management helping Doctors and Office Staff achieve their personal and professional goals. Building cultures that breed creativity, results, excitement, and camaraderie is what drives him to wake up every morning. One of his favorite quotes comes from the ex-CEO of Best Buy who was responsible for their incredible turnaround. “Making money is an imperative, but it is not the purpose of business.” People always come first. Chosen gives him the opportunity to give back to families and help them achieve their dreams.

Outside of his work in the dental space Justin enjoys time with his wife, twin girls, and dog in Metro Detroit. When they aren’t busy with work they’re usually out on the lake with the girls or trying to find the best local food they can get their hands on.

 

Chosen Team

Danielle Boquette – Administrative Officer

 

Danielle Boquette also known as Mrs. B. founded and leads an online inspirational brand, With Mrs. B.As an inspirational and motivational influencer, her messages, community, and offerings support Chosen’s goal of supporting and uplifting our community while navigating the uncertain journey of infertility. Mrs. B. has designed merchandise for the Chosen Community with 100% of the profits from this merchandise going back to Chosen to help fund our mission.

Danielle has a Business Degree in Human Resources and currently leads HR, Finance and Marketing for her husband’s Irrigation Company.  Mr. & Mrs. B. live in Dexter, MI and have 5 grown children ages 19-25 and are Godparents to twin girl miracle babies.

 

Haley Parker – Engagement Coordinator & Clinical Educator

 

Haley is a registered nurse with over 5 years experience in the women’s health industry. Haley has worked at Beaumont Hospital in labor and delivery, where she received a Daisy Award for nursing excellence. Haley has also worked at IVF Michigan and Ohio as a cycling nurse for patients pursuing reproductive treatment, and is currently a clinical nurse educator on the sales development team at Progyny. Haley is excited to join the Chosen tribe and provide both education and insight into the world of fertility.

 

Amanda Polk – Peer Support Specialist

 

Amanda is a therapist specializing in infertility. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Master’s in Social Work.

She lives in Berkley with her husband, Justin, and 2 kids. Amanda walked her own path of infertility and conceived her second child through IUI. She is passionate about the infertility community and looks forward to working with the Chosen team!

 

Robbie Langlois – Chosen Ambassador

 

Driven by community and giving back, Robbie is active in the growth and development of the next generation through her role as a teacher at Utica Community Schools. Bleeding maize & blue, she obtained her Bachelors of Science at the University of Michigan and went on to get her Masters at Oakland University. 

An infertility warrior herself, Robbie underwent a journey with 5 cycles of IUI and 4 rounds of IVF.  Blessed with two beautiful sons, she and her husband reside in Oakland Township. Along with infertility, she also plays an important role in spreading awareness and advocating for the Autism community.

 

Lisa Choike – Chosen Ambassador

 

Lisa lives in Shelby Township with her husband, Erik and 1 year old Kennedy along with her crazy black lab. They are fortunate enough to have had Kennedy thanks to donor eggs through RMA of Michigan. Lisa enjoys traveling, hiking, running, and time spent with family. She studied Wellness, Health Promotion, and Injury Prevention at Oakland University. This gave way to becoming a fitness coordinator at a senior living facility. Currently Lisa is a full-time Mom and is thrilled to be a part of Chosen and helping others.

 

Christina Gennari – Chosen Ambassador

 

Christina Gennari started her real estate career in 1999 and has sold over $500 million in homes. She specializes in new construction, first time home buyer, VA buyers, and luxury homes. She has been awarded with many Top Producer Titles as well as The National Association of Home Builders Platinum Award and is a certified Woman Centric Specialist. She is among the top 1% of Realtors in Birmingham, top 1% in Michigan and top 1% in the nation.  Christina was raised in Grosse Pointe as part of a four generation family that worked in the real estate industry. She now lives in Oakland County and is a proven expert in many of Metro Detroit’s desirable locations. Christina builds lifelong relationships one house at a time by offering her clients the education and tools they need to make the best decision possible for themselves and their family.

 

Chosen Board Members

Tara Lipinski – Board Director

 

Tara Lipinski, internationally acclaimed figure skater was catapulted onto the world’s stage when she won the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics – earning her the distinction as the youngest individual Gold Medalist in the history of the Winter Games. As the official correspondent and commentator for the Olympics, Tara was the primetime analyst for figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and hosted NBC’s coverage of the 2021 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in Tokyo.

She has served as the host and commentator for many NBC events such as the Kentucky Derby, the Superbowl, and the National Dog Show, as well as hosted Food Network’s Wedding Cake Championship. Released in January 2022, she produced a three-part docuseries for NBC’s streamer Peacock, entitled “Meddling: The Olympic Skating Scandal that Shocked the World.” Most recently she started a production company called May Fifth Productions with her husband, Director/Producer Tod Kapostasy.

Dr. Kayla Bridges – Secretary

 

Dr. Kayla Bridges, DCN, RD-AP, CNSC, FAND is the North American Medical Director at Else Nutrition, specializing in whole plant-based pediatric nutrition. With 12 years of experience in pediatric clinical nutrition, she worked at Carilion Clinic, Ascension Health System, and Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak (CoreWell Health). Dr. Bridges has expertise in neonatal intensive care, nutrition support, behavioral health nutrition, and intestinal failure team. An industry consultant and speaker, she holds leadership roles in professional organizations and within her institutions. Dr. Bridges earned her Doctor of Clinical Nutrition degree from Rutgers University and is an award-winning researcher in pediatric nutrition and nutritional sciences, contributing to various studies and international collaborations. collaborations.

 

Gary Osepchuk – Treasurer

 

Gary is a CPA and Partner at Abraham & Gaffney, PC in East Lansing, with 10+ years of experience helping small businesses and individuals with their tax and accounting needs.  He loves working with small business owners (and non-profit creators) to help take the stress out of accounting, and help their passion succeed.  He lives in Howell, with his wife and two boys, and enjoys playing hockey and golf in his free time.  Gary is excited to be a part of the Chosen Board, and is looking forward to helping families battling infertility.

 

Dr. Amy Heeringa – Board Director

 

Dr. Amy Heeringa, OB-GYN, is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Based in Rochester Hills, Troy, and Lenox, she practices at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C. She earned her degrees from the University of Michigan and completed her residency at The Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Heeringa specializes in normal pregnancy, general gynecology, minimally invasive surgery, contraception, menstrual disorders, menopause, and abnormal Pap smears. She is a NAMS certified menopause provider and has specialty training in robotic and single-incision robotic hysterectomy. Recognized as an Hour Detroit Top Doc, Dr. Heeringa excels in menopausal medicine and gynecologic surgery.

 

Dr. Nathan S. White  – Board Director

 

Nathan S. White, MD, is an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB-GYN) with Ascension Michigan in Macomb, MI. He listens to understand you and your preferences as a woman. Then, Dr. White works with you to deliver compassionate, personalized prenatal care throughout your pregnancy, labor and delivery. Dr. White also specializes in female reproductive health conditions, menopause care, emotional health, breast health and more. Ask about virtual visits as part of your ongoing care. Whether you have new symptoms or just want to talk to a doctor about women’s health, Dr. White is here for you. As a gynecologist, Dr. White specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health conditions and breast diseases.